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A Journey To The Rocky Mountains In The Year 1839

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As there are persons whose expression fascinates and wins us through something that we keenly feel but cannot clearly understand, so is it also true of some natural scenes. Such an impression took possession of me at first view of the so-called Beer Spring. I have looked on finer and more majestic scenes, but never found a more home-like place than this valley... -F.A. Wislizenus in A Journey to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1839 With a keen and ardent eye, Wislizenus, a German physician, recounts his ramblings in the American West. Seized by a wanderlust that compelled him to leave his rural practice as a country doctor behind, albeit temporarily, Wislizenus joined an expedition of fur traders and, funded by his own modest savings, journeyed through Wyoming and Idaho on the Oregon Trail and then into Colorado. Here he regales us with notes on the geography and history of the region, as well as observations on the wildlife, plants, and peoples of the mountains, capturing in captivating words a now greatly changed realm. AUTHOR BIO: Frederick Adolph Wislizenus (1810-1889) was born in Germany, the son of a pastor, and originally planned to enter the ministry until the natural sciences captured his interest. He studied medicine at the University of Zurich, served in hospitals in Paris and New York, and eventually set up practice in the American Midwest. In later life, he explored the American Southwest more thoroughly, with the full support of the U.S. government. A respected naturalist and writer, he was a charter member of the Academy of Science of St. Louis and one of the founders of the Missouri Historical Society.


A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountains

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"A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" is the story of Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, who set off alone in search of health and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. Over the years she explored Asia, the Sandwich Islands, Hawaii, and both the Eastern and Western United States. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. Traveling alone, usually on horseback, often with no clear idea of where she would spend the night in what was mostly uninhabited wilderness, Isabella Bird covered over a thousand miles, most of it during the winter months. A well-educated woman who had known a comfortable life, she thought nothing of herding cattle at a hard gallop, falling through ice, getting lost in snowstorms, and living in a cabin where the temperatures were well below zero and her ink froze even as she wrote. She befriended desperados and climbed 14,000 foot mountains, ready for any adventure that allowed her to see the unparalleled beauty of nature. Her rare complaints had more to do with having to ride side-saddle while in town than with the conditions she faced. "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" contains letters written to Isabella's sister during her six-month journey through the Colorado Rockies in 1873. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. An awe-inspiring woman, Isabella Bird was a talented writer who brings to life, in "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains," the Colorado of more than one hundred years ago, when today's big cities were only a small collection of frame houses, and beautiful scenic areas were still largely untouched. A classic account of a truly astounding journey.


Rocky Mountain Butterflies & Moths

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Butterflies and moths belong to the second largest order of insects with approximately 170,000 species worldwide.
Learn the key markings of some of the Rocky Mountain region’s more visible species of butterflies and moths, and their favorite food sources.
The laminated Pocket Guides are unique and appealing reference tools that offer exceptional value and utility.
· Affordable price
· Map-sized when folded, the page-like panels make the guides easy to carry and use outdoors;
· Each nature guide has full color illustrations and highlights the most easily distinguished markings or behaviors of species to aid novices in nature identification.


Rocky Mountain Butterflies & Moths

RRP $12.99

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Butterflies and moths belong to the second largest order of insects with approximately 170,000 species worldwide.
Learn the key markings of some of the Rocky Mountain region’s more visible species of butterflies and moths, and their favorite food sources.
The laminated Pocket Guides are unique and appealing reference tools that offer exceptional value and utility.
· Affordable price
· Map-sized when folded, the page-like panels make the guides easy to carry and use outdoors;
· Each nature guide has full color illustrations and highlights the most easily distinguished markings or behaviors of species to aid novices in nature identification.


Back Down The Mountain

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